SOS Children's Home benefits from journalist
8/2/2011 4:17:28 PM -
After all, Ghanaian journalists are not to be only recognised by their core principles of journalism to educate, inform and entertain, but also for charitable acts.
In recent times some journalists have demonstrated their desire and passion to give to the less-privileged in society.
Within a spate of two weeks, two journalists in the Eastern Region have celebrated their birthdays with the less-privileged.
It all started when the Eastern Regional correspondent of the People & Places newspaper, Mr. Solomon Nuwordu, presented items to the Koforidua Hospital Children's ward during his birthday.
The latest to join the charity bandwagon is the Regional Correspondent of Peace FM, an Accra-based radio station, Mr. Michael Akrofi.
The young man has donated items such as rice, milk, biscuits and tissues to the SOS Children's Home at Asiakwa, as part of activities marking his birthday, and also his first anniversary working with the station.
His generosity comes from his thinking that life isn't always about having fun, but also being able to share the little one has with the disadvantaged in society.
He explained that even though what he was donating isn't enough to solve the problems of the children, he believed half a loaf is better than none, adding, 'It is my heart's desire to build my own children's home, and also help those who are in need.' Ms. Gertrude Buachi, who is in-charge of the home, revealed that the home was facing a whole lot of challenges, and would be very grateful if society comes to their aid.
She emphasised that the home goes through a lot of problem which include maintaining of the house, health, education and food, adding that the public has the perception that the home belongs to the private sector, hence leaving the fate of the children in the balance.
She also raised the issue that the children need a change of environment, and that the home was willing to cooperate with whoever wants to spend the weekend with these children, because they need a change of environment.
She added that even though they were doing their best to make the children happy and also know that they are part of society, she thinks that is not enough.
She appealed to the government, the various banks, non-governmental organisations and the young out there to come to their aid.
There are 110 children in the home with 12 beautiful families, and each mother has at least nine children.